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Trabzon

by tunatan
April 22, 2016
Category:   Area Guide

Trabzon is a city on the Black Sea coast in north eastern Turkey, with a population of approximately 250,000 in the city limits.  It was located on the historical silk road and today is still an important trading centre via its main port, serving international shipping traffic. The settlers of the Black Sea region have a strong cultural identity which you will discover in their music and cuisine.

During recent years the interest from foreign property buyers has increased greatly.  According to the Turkish Environment and Urbanisation Ministry in a statement released in June 2013, Trabzon tops the list as the most attractive spot for Arab tourists who wish to buy property in Turkey, after Istanbul and the Mediterranean provinces.

If you enjoy abundant nature, green forests and rivers and you do not mind a wetter climate generally, you will enjoy Trabzon. It has much cooler summers and people enjoy a rural, relaxed life in its green highlands. Trabzon is famous for its fish, its football (soccer) team and the Sumela Monastery in its Pontic mountains. Major roads now connect Trabzon to other cities and it has an international airport with connecting flights to Istanbul.


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